Man, 22, charged with murder of 19-year-old woman at student flats in London

A 22-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of Sabita Thanwani in Clerkenwell.

Maher Maaroufe has also been charged with assaulting an emergency worker.

Officers were called to Arbour House in Sebastian Street at about 5.10am on Saturday, 19 March, where Sabita, 19, was found suffering serious injuries.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Maaroufe will appear in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on 22 March.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Whittington Hospital on Monday gave the cause of death as sharp force trauma to the neck.

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